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Portrait of a man and ...

Portrait of a man and ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of a man and boy of the Duru Bedouin sitting in a camp near the Wadi Samhan. A middle-aged tribesman of the Duru Bedouin with a long thick beard kneels in the sand on the left. He wears a plain ghutra (headscarf) loosely held in place by a frayed 'agal (head rope) and a khanjar (dagger) over his thobe (shirt). A boy sits close beside him on the right. The boy is smiling and wears a plain ghutra (headscarf) tied around his head and a light coloured thobe (shirt). Flies gather on the boy's face and clothes. In the background a piece of cloth hangs on a small tree.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Wadi Samhan
Cultural Group
Bedouin Duru
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
January 12 - February 3, 1950

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